Steve Roach Named Executive Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Texas A&M University-Kingsville President Steven Tallant announced the selection of Steve Roach as the university's new Executive Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation on Tuesday, September 4. Roach will begin serving in his new role October 1.
"I am excited to join an outstanding university at Texas A&M University- Kingsville. I would like to thank President Tallant, Chief of Staff Randy Hughes, and the search committee for selecting me for this prestigious role," Roach said. "Texas A&M University- Kingsville is a high-quality institution, with a rich tradition in athletics. The opportunity to provide leadership and to continue striving for the already high standard of success is an honor. Most importantly, I look forward to working with our student-athletes in order to provide them with a quality student-athlete experience, along with the tools and resources to excel and develop academically, athletically, and socially."
Read more about the new Executive Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation at the link below.
New Schmidt Exhibit Includes Unveiling of Restored Portrait
The John E. Conner Museum hosted a special reception this week to honor one of the university’s most beloved retirees. Maurice Schmidt, Professor Emeritus in Art, currently has over 70 pieces of his artwork on display at the museum in the exhibit entitled I Call South Texas Home. One special piece, unveiled at the reception, was a portrait of John E. Conner, the university’s first history professor. Schmidt painted the portrait when Conner was 100 years old in 1984. After some time, the painting was thought to be missing. It was discovered in 2011 and was restored to original greatness.
Learn more about the exhibit by watching the video below.
New Contrabass Flute
The TAMUK Flute Studio is delighted to unveil our very first, and BRAND NEW Contrabass Flute. Funds were raised with the support of a generous research grant from the TAMUK College of Arts & Sciences and the incredibly dedicated efforts of the studio, who raised over half of the $9000 price tag!
Dr. Susan Roberson Serves as Delegate at Phi Kappa Phi Biennial Convention
Dr. Susan Roberson, professor of English at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, represented the university's chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—at the Society’s 45th Biennial Convention held August 2-4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Roberson currently serves as president of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville chapter and attended the convention as the chapter’s voting delegate.
The convention, themed Keep Calm and Carry on Excellence, brought together more than 250 attendees including chapter officers, board members, national office staff and guests from across the nation. The two-day event started with a keynote address from Julie Schumacher, best-selling author and professor of creative writing and literature at the University of Minnesota.
Other highlights of the convention included a panel of three provosts discussing issues impacting higher education, presentation of the Society’s $100,000 Excellence in Innovation Award to Western Michigan University, divisional meetings, chapter development trainings, and elections for the 2018-2020 board of directors and divisional vice presidents.
The College of Engineering Outreach Program
The College of Engineering continues an aggressive outcome based recruitment and outreach program, targeting South Texas high Schools and community colleges. This past week, educational presentations, hands-on activities and partnership development transpired with the following schools: Coastal Bend College – Alice, Veteran’s Memorial High School, Gregory Portland High School, Coastal Bend College – Kingsville, Calallen High School, Falfurrias Junior High, Academy High School, H.M. King High School and Presbyterian Pan American School.